(UPDATED) Almost two years since they tied the knot, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, the stars of the hit Korean drama “Descendants of the Sun,” are breaking the hearts of their avid fans.
This after Joong Ki’s lawyer Park Jae Hyun announced that the actor has already taken legal steps for their separation.
"Our law firm filed for divorce on behalf of Song Joong Ki at the Seoul Family Court on June 26. Additionally, we would like to convey Song Joong Ki’s official statement," Jae Hyun said, as reported by the K-Pop website Soompi.
In his statement, Joong Ki apologized to his fans “who love and care for me” for this unfortunate news. He then asked for their understanding amid this difficult time.
“I have begun the process of filing for divorce from Song Hye Kyo. Rather than denouncing one another and arguing over who is to blame, I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably,” he said.
“I ask for your understanding in regards to the fact that it is difficult to discuss the details of my personal life, and I will recover from my current wounds and do my utmost as an actor to repay you through great productions in the future,” he added.
Meanwhile, Hye Kyo also released her statement through her agency to explain how she and Joong Ki reached this decision.
“We find it unfortunate that we are greeting you with unhappy news. After careful consideration, actress Song Hye Kyo and her husband are taking the first steps toward a divorce,” Hye Kyo’s agency said.
“The reason [for the divorce] is differences in personality and because the two were unable to overcome their differences, they were forced to come to this decision,” it added.
Amid this sad news, Hye Kyo’s agency is urging the two’s fans “to refrain from making scandalous posts and speculative comments.”
Joong Ki and Hye Kyo, who tied the knot in October 2017, played lovers in "Descendants of the Sun," a television drama that took Asia by storm in 2016.
Right after the announcement of their wedding in July 2017, the hashtag #SongSongCouple became one of the most talked about topics on Twitter both in the Philippines and worldwide.
As of writing, the Song-Song couple has again conquered the world of social media, with the announcement of this unfortunate news trending on Twitter both nationwide and worldwide.